Definitions for informal
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word informal.
"conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
not officially recognized or controlled
"an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
used of spoken and written language
cozy, intimate, informaladjective
having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
"had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
Not formal or ceremonious; casual.
an informal get-together
Not in accord with the usual regulations; unofficial.
an informal agreement
Suited for everyday use.
Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.
Not organized; not structured or planned.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Offering an information; accusing. A word not used.
Etymology: from inform.
These poor informal women are no more
But instruments of some more mightier member,
That sets them on. William Shakespeare, Meas. for Measure.
not in the regular, usual, or established form; not according to official, conventional, prescribed, or customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without ceremony; as, an informal writting, proceeding, or visit
deranged in mind; out of one's senses
Etymology: [Pref. in- not + formal.]
A conversation, occasion or meeting that is friendly, peaceful and fun.
We love to meet with our work friends in an informal manner so we can all get to know each other that does not involve our work roles.Submitted by MaryC on June 25, 2016
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3869
Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Adjectives Frequency: #525
The numerical value of informal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of informal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Until the early part of the 20th century, barbershop had a strong connection to black informal singing, the music was rooted in black communities. Of course, there's a lot of white nostalgic music that actually comes out of black culture.
Pushing the exchange business out from the formal economy to the informal cash economy to operate under the radar will worsen the problem, not solve it.
The second informal meeting as such is significant given these ominous signals at bilateral, regional and global levels.
It used to take one week to transport goods 1,000 km, from Lagos to Kano, africa's logistics is very informal, making it challenging for many businesses to move goods efficiently.
Over time the chant was formalized in the local SAE chapter and was taught to pledges as part of the formal and informal leadership process, it is clear that during the four years since the chant was brought to the university campus, its existence was known by recent members and ... it became part of the institutionalized culture of the chapter.
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Translations for informal
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- غير رسميArabic
- informalCatalan, Valencian
- zwanglos, unförmlich, informell, inoffiziellGerman
- φιλικός, ανεπίσημοςGreek
- informal, familiarSpanish
- غیر رسمیPersian
- familier, informelFrench
- 日常, 普段, 内々, 口語, 非公式, 褻Japanese
- неформальный, неофициальный, непринуждённыйRussian
- không chính thứcVietnamese
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